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Former Pak bowler's stern assessment says, 'Stop comparing Babar to Kohli; he is big zero as captain'

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 20 December 2022, 11:33 IST

Pakistan skipper Babar Azam’s rise in international cricket, along with making new records across formats has often led fans and experts to compare him with Virat Kohli. But, a former Pakistan cricketer, in a hard message, asked fans to stop make these comparisons as he criticized Babar for his batting and critically disapproved his leadership in the ongoing Test series against England.

Talking on his YouTube channel, Former Pakistan Cricketer Danish Kaneria said that no player in the current Pakistan team should be compared to the likes of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. Kaneria's comment came in the midst of the ongoing Test between Pakistan and England in Karachi where England need 55 runs more, with eight wickets in hand, to inflict a whitewash against Pakistan on home soil.

"People should stop comparing Babar Azam to Virat Kohli. The likes of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are very big players. Pakistan have nobody in their team who can be compared to them. If you make them talk, they will be a king. When you ask them to produce results, they'll be zero," he said.

Furthermore, ex-Pakistan cricketer lambasted Babar Azam's leadership skill in the Test series, rating it "zero". He feels that Babar does not have the ability to lead Pakistan in the longest format and should rather learn the tricks from England skipper Ben Stokes and head coach Brendon McCullum.

"Babar Azam is a big zero as captain. He doesn't deserve to lead the team. He is not capable of leading the team, especially when it comes to Test cricket. He had a good chance of learning captaincy by looking at Ben Stokes and Brendon McCullum during the series. Or, he could have kept his ego aside and asked Sarfaraz Ahmed how to captain," he added.

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First published: 20 December 2022, 11:33 IST